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News Around the Net: Comic-Con Edition!

July 29th, 2016

There has been a TON of cool stuff hitting the web this past week during Comic-Con!  Here’s some of what has caught my eye:

OK, I strongly disliked Batman v Superman, but that doesn’t mean I’m not rooting for DC to release some strong films.  I have always been a Marvel Guy, but I’d still love to see some awesome DC movies in the future.  Giving me hope is this terrific trailer for Wonder Woman:

I love the look of that footage, love Wonder Woman’s costume, love the golden lasso, love the trench warfare stuff, and love “what I do is not up to you.”

I’m also feeling very positive about this very solid-looking trailer for Justice League:

Bruce Timm’s spectacular animated Justice League show was very clever in their use of Batman, and the ways they were able to use him as a source of humor without mocking the character.  The tone of this trailer reminds me of that very much, and I like that.  I also quite liked the looks of all the other Justice League characters so far, especially The Flash and Aquaman.  I am intrigued.

I have had pretty much zero interest in the new King Kong movie Skull Island for the past year that I’ve been reading about its development, but all that has changed after seeing this terrific trailer:

I don’t know if the movie will be any good, but that is one spectacular trailer.  I’m intrigued at how humongous they have made Kong here.  This is a very different approach than that seen in Peter Jackson’s version (which I feel is very underrated).

Marvel, meanwhile, released this new trailer for Dr. Strange, which I am very excited for:

And Marvel’s Netflix TV universe unleashed all sorts of exciting goodness, from this great sizzle reel:

To this great teaser for Luke Cage, a show I am super-pumped for:

And this teaser for Iron Fist:

That’s a very short tease but I like what I see so far, particularly that very faithful logo.

Now here is an also-brief but also-tantalizing tease for their team-up show, The Defenders:

That logo is clever, and I love that, judging from the voice-over, Stick will be in this!!  I hope Marvel’s Netflix group can pull off this super-hero crossover as well as the film division did.

As if all that wasn’t enough, we also got the great news that there will be a season three of Daredevil.  Cant wait for all of his.  So far, Marvel plus Netflix has been batting 1,000.

Now, I don’t have too much faith in Marvel TV outside of Netflix, and the idea of an X-Men spin-off show featuring a minor character from the comics doesn’t fill me with much anticipation.  But I was blown away by this first trailer for Legion.  I have to admit, this looks awesome and my interest is now WAY higher than it was:

In other TV news, here is a lot of exciting info about the upcoming Netflix third season of Black Mirror, which is coming very soon, in October!!  Netflix is just killing it these days.  I can’t wait for this!!  Click here for my review of the first two seasons of Black Mirror, a modern-day Twilight Zone.

Curb Your Enthusiasm is coming back!!  We haven’t gotten new episodes of Curb since 2011, but our long National nightmare is finally over.  Halleluyah.

For more with Larry David, check out this very funny interview with Jimminy Glick (Martin Short).

Here is a great interview with Conan O’Brien.

Speaking of Conan, this video of Andy Richter touring Guillermo del Toro’s infamous Bleak House must be watched by all good nerds.

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while: a run-down of the sad state of Game of Thrones’ direwolves, who took some major hits this past season.  (By the way, I know I am super-late in posting my full review for season six of Game of Thrones, but it is coming soon!!)

This is neat: a newly-discovered British trailer for Return of the Jedi, back from when it was still being called Revenge of the Jedi.

This made me laugh: folks have been photoshopping Harrison Ford’s Indy in the Fridge pose from the dreadful Kingdom of the Crystal Skull into all sorts of images.  Very funny.

Let’s end with this awesome instagram feed that will appeal to any Bond fans in the house: a project to re-watch all 24 Bond films while also cooking recipes connected to each film.  Genius.  I need to follow this and give this a try myself!!

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